Sunday, August 23, 2009
The Washington Post has a brief story on the so-called "Consumer Travel Alliance," a reportedly "new nonprofit, nonpartisan organization [which has] install[ed] itself on the Hill, within earshot of the congressmen who shape the laws that affect every aspect of travel." See Andrea Sachs, Coming and Going, Wash. Post, Aug. 23, 2009 (available here).
According to the group's website, it's taking aim at everything from passenger rights to antitrust immunity for airline alliances. In other words, it appears to support the current crusade to enforce more regulatory restrictions on the airline industry which will likely result in fewer flights and higher fares.